Source: (2006) Papers presented at the Fourth Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, “Restorative justice: An agenda for Europe”, Barcelona, Spain, 15-17 June 2006.

The objective of our investigation is to analyze if the effects of the mediation process affect significantly the parts implied in it and, in second term, its later consequences to eliminate or to reduce the criminal and/or violent acts. To such aim, the judicial files of mediation made between year 2000 and the 2005, as well as its effects on the recidivism of the offenders and its characteristics, were analyzed. (excerpt)